Dango and Pocky Recipe!Okay, I promiced two awesome artists on dA, :iconToonTwins: I would give them the recipe for dango. You all can use the recipe to your liking as wellDango and Pocky Recipe!6 years ago in Personal More Like This
Here it is...
You require the following ingredients:
1 1/3 cup joshinko (rice flour. Or you can get rice flour and grind it, but it must be ground just enough so it's as a flour. Any wheat grinder would work well. Just use the electronic one. I did it by hand and it hurts>>)
Making the rice dumplings:
Put rice flour in a bowl and add warm water. Knead the dough well (or just use a metal spoon if you want to). Make small round dumplings (the size of rubber balls). Place the dumplings in a (vegetable) steamer and steam them on high heat for 10 min. Cool the dumplings and skewer them in bamboo sticks. (3-4 dumplings each stick.)
Making the sweet sause:
Mix water, sugar, and soysauce in a pan and put it on medium heat. Mix the water and katakuriko starch in a cup an
Happy Birthday Edward Elric!Today is February 3rd, the date indicated in the first Fullmetal Alchemist Anime to be Ed Elric's Birthday!Happy Birthday Edward Elric!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Happy Birthday, Edward Elric! by ThatStrangeGirl Happy Bday Ed!~ by TheLazyAnimeGirl Ed Birthday Week: uninvited guest by Ocean-Spirits
The awesome Manga Creator Miss Hiromu wanted the date to be more ambiguous for her characters in the Manga, but for all intended purposes Ed was given this date, so why not! Fullmetal is Fullmetal! Let's use this opportunity to Feature Ed Elric Birthday Art , Cosplay, and Fiction for the week!!
It's Ed Elric Birthday Week here at the Rangers!!
So for the next 7 days, anybody that draws Birthday Fan Art, Fiction, or Cosplay with Ed Elric will be featured in this journal for the week!! We'll keep this journal featured on our front page for the week too!
To participate, Draw, Cosplay, or Write
The mini comicbook project - VIC'S REACTION!!http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t4gAxJdvkCMThe mini comicbook project - VIC'S REACTION!!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
It's finally up- sorry for making you all wait so long!!
heh, I hope my little dramatized- star wars opening made it worth the wait.
Birthdays: Johnny Yong BoschToday is the Birthday of one of our awesome Voice Actors, Johnny Yong Bosch!!!Birthdays: Johnny Yong Bosch2 years ago in Personal More Like This
You guys might know Johnny Yong Bosch as the voice of Vash the Stampede from Trigun, Ichigo Kurosaki from Bleach, Lelouch Lamperouge from Code Geass, Kiba from Wolf's Rain, and Adam Park from Power Rangers.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY JOHNNY!
Exposing the "Shadowland Wolf Foundation"I posted this before on AW's comment section, but I'd like to bring it to the attention of a wider audience, as it does appear that this obviously fraudulent organisation has quite a large following, and its representatives have appeared on chat shows to lecture people on the subject of wolves, which I hope this blog entry will demonstrate they have absolutely no qualifications to do so.Exposing the "Shadowland Wolf Foundation"2 years ago in Personal More Like This
The Foundation is based in California, and purports to offer "a once-in-a-lifetime-experience for individuals, families, school groups, youth organizations, corporations, social clubs, etc. to meet and play with our pack of nine Alaskan Timber Wolves", as well as "educating children of ALL ages about the true nature of wolves."
Here's their homepage: http://www.shadowlandfoundation.org/
FB page: https://www.facebook.com/shadowlandfoundation
And their blog page: http://playingwithwolves.blogspot.co.uk/
Well, a young friend of mine recently returned from there, and told me that he had a goo
Ranger Activity: (Autumn) Crafts Contest [CRAFTS]:iconmeganekko-bomb: :iconsays3plz: Hallo hallo! Cael here to bring you a new craft contest!Ranger Activity: (Autumn) Crafts Contest [CRAFTS]1 year ago in Personal More Like This
The theme this time around is
:iconpumkinplz: Autumn! :iconpumkinplz:
(Apparently all I do are seasonal things) :iconchuuplz:
Entries ARTS AND CRAFTS:
We've had two before and you all made such lovely things!
( 1st Craft Contest: http://the-da-ranger-group.deviantart.com/journal/Ranger-Activity-Arts-And-Crafts-Contest-340784342 )
( 2nd Craft Contest: http://the-da-ranger-group.deviantart.com/journal/Ranger-Activity-Arts-and-Crafts-Contest-Red-379473205 )
A "Craft" is something hand made.
Not drawings in this case, unless it was added on to the craft, for instance onto a coffee cup or necklace, etc.
This Contest we challenge you Rangers to create something by hand, wheth
Fan Art Fridays: The HobbitHello and welcome to the 3rd edition of Fan Art Fridays I'll be featuring 10-15 pieces of fan art, by fandom each week. This week will feature fanart from the Hobbit (since I get far too many Hobbit DD suggestions )Fan Art Fridays: The Hobbit2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
The Hobbit: Good morning! by lost-angel-less And him, Bofur by Sephiramy One ring to rule them all by acjub What Are All These Dwarves Doing In My House?! by ramida-r
Wheel of Time
Phantom of the Opera
How well do you know Ry-Spirit QuizCLICK HERE FOR THE "HOW WELL DO YOU KNOW RY-SPIRIT QUIZ"How well do you know Ry-Spirit Quiz2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Hi Ryceballs. Think you know me well enough? Here's a little quiz for ya'll! Post your score below. The person with the highest score gets a car.
Happy Birthday Vic Mignogna!Today is Vic Mignogna's Birthday!! Let's hear it for our Adorkable Leader of the Risembool Rangers!Happy Birthday Vic Mignogna!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Vic's a big sweetheart and he seriously loved the Post Cards you guys all sent him for his Birthday! Let's take the time to have a day filled with fun and cake in honor of this swell guy!
If any of you guys want to draw pictures of anime-Vic or his characters or make a cake and take pictures, or whatever you want to do to celebrate, let us know and we'll feature you!!
You might also post a little "Happy Birthday" message over at the Ranger Facebook as Vic generally goes there on his birthday to see all the cool people there~
Mandy of the Original Branch a few Birthdays back made Vic a really beautiful collaborative book filled with letters to him, if you guys wanna check it out here's the link.
Testimony Book for Vic -- AFW 2007<
Win Art From Me!Thass' right.Win Art From Me!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
My commissions are still CLOSED and I don't work for free
(so PLEASE, people, stop asking for requests)but if you head on over to :iconThe-OC-Consortium:, join our ranks, and participate in the latest Exciting Competition, you can stand a chance to win a full-color, full-body, single character sketch from me if you napbfirst prize.
You can read the details of the competition here:
There are examples of full-color sketch commissions I've drawn in the past in my gallery, or you can head on over here to check out what you're in for:
So all you people who want to commission me, what are you waiting for? Now's your chance to get one FOR FREE! All you need to do is participate!! I want to see butts on seats and people d
Featured Vid: Vic Fan GirlsHey guys!! I Featured this a long while back before dinosaurs ruled the earth. But I thought it to be adorably goofy and thought you guys would get a kick out of it. XDFeatured Vid: Vic Fan Girls3 years ago in Personal More Like This
It's delightfully silly and pokes fun at the Fans. These Gals also asked Vic to act in this little Fan Film too and he shows up in Part 4.
Fan Girls Part 1
Fan Girls Part 2
Fan Girls Part 3
Fan Girls Part 4
Vic Birthday PICTURE BOOK PROJECT CONCLUDED YO! This is now closed! Thank you everyone who participated! It was a fun project to work on! I will start a donation pool right away!Vic Birthday PICTURE BOOK PROJECT CONCLUDED1 year ago in Personal More Like This
So here goes. This is The Picture Book Project! We plan on taking these months to compile a book of pictures of you Rangers with birthday cards for Vic and send the huge old book to him for his birthday!!
The Book will have a few Rangers per page, with a little note from their Rangers about 300 words in length, the picture itself will be a picture of one of you guys/or a whole group of you guys if you have Ranger friends, holding a big Birthday Card in front for Vic that says “Happy Birthday Vic!” which you guys will custom make.
The great thing about this is that Vic gets to see all of you guys as well as your card, even though many of you live in different countries and places all over the globe. As long as you have a camera, you guys can participate in this. It’s our goal to get as many o
Armed Standoff at Nevada RanchUPDATES: FINAL?: BLM appears to have backed off for the time being. The cattle have been returned to Cliven Bundy, but not until after a reported 130 head died of heat exhaustion after being chased by helicopters, two more were shot by BLM agents, and one bicyclist was murdered by a BLM agent at a checkpoint around the ranch in days prior to this citizen revolt.Armed Standoff at Nevada Ranch11 months ago in Personal More Like This
This battle has been won, but the war is still being waged. The BLM is still going after cattle ranchers in other states, trying to shut them out of their land as well. Stay vigilant, friends. When you see injustice, remember that silence is acceptance.
6: BLM claims they will stand down; Bundy demands disarming of park service, dismantling of checkpoints government signs around ranch, and for BLM to prove that they will leave Bunkerville alone for good
5: AT&T messaged the Bundy's phones, stating: "AT&T supports Cliven Bundy and family in their time of struggle."
The Right To Keep & Bear ArmsAlright, my unstable and insatiable journal minions,The Right To Keep & Bear Arms3 years ago in Personal More Like This
UPDATE, AT BOTTOM, UNDER WILLY!
I do know you will pardon any wording in this piece that seems offset for the current time. This journal has been in the works for a little over four-weeks, so some of it might sound past-tense right at the moment. Thank you.
Today, I do believe, we are going to touch off on the Second Amendment. More for those who follow me and don't like guns, or don't believe in gun rights, or don't understand the reason for the Second Amendment; commonly and correctly also known as "The Right To Keep And Bear Arms". The text of the Second Amendment (II) is as follows; A well regulated militia,
Being necessary to the security of a free state,
The right of the people to keep and bear arms,
Shall not be infringed. So, we usually start with the 'people who don't like firearms' category. This is broken down into two sub-categories of who 'don't like them just because' (Everyone El
Open Letter to Lady GagaDear Lady Gaga,Open Letter to Lady Gaga3 years ago in Personal More Like This
To say I find you grossly offensive would be an understatement. Let's begin by looking at your early music.
Well look at that. It's all about fucking random dudes and partying. You know, like every other pop artist ever. So you had to go the extra mile and dress in a way that would make Dr. Frank N. Furter cringe to get attention. How edgy and completely inane.
What's this? Suddenly you realize you have a big following in the gay community! Well shit, we can't let this opportunity pass you by! So all of the sudden your music has a big ~*MESSAGE*~ about ~*BEING YOURSELF*~. Considering this is coming from someone who made their fortune doing things simply for attention and shock value, it's almost some sick parody. Yeah, be yourself. Except when you can sacrifice your true image to build up this fake caricature to make a few million.
Oh wait. Now you're bisexual. Well that just validates everything you have to say about the LGBT community, doesn't it? Congra
SCIENTIFIC FACTS IN THE BIBLE We'll be adding the spanish version soonSCIENTIFIC FACTS IN THE BIBLE6 years ago in Personal More Like This
GENESIS 1:1,3 (written 3,450 years ago): "In the beginning God created the Heaven and the earth . . . And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters."
Science expresses the universe in five terms: time, space, matter, power and motion. "In the beginning (time) God created (power) the Heaven (space) and the earth (matter) . . . And the Spirit of God moved (motion) upon the face of the waters." .
GENESIS 2:1 (after creation): "Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them."
The Hebrew word used here is the past definite tense for the verb "finished," indicating an action completed in the past, never again to occur. The creation was "finished" -- once and for all. That is what the First Law of Thermodynamics says. It states that neither matter nor energy can be either created or destroyed. There is no "creation" ongoing today. It is "finished" exactly as the Bible states.
GENESIS 3:15: "And I will put e
Birthday and FREE REQUEST TIME AGAIN!! :3Crap….my birthday….it came faster then I thought it would....Birthday and FREE REQUEST TIME AGAIN!! :32 years ago in Personal More Like This
:iconIMHAPPYRAVEPLZ:FREE REQUEST TIME!!!
Just like last time I will pick five winners who ever comments on this journal below!
Those five winners will be able to request a small color drawing from me. No rated R drawings, only Pg.13, No background, no comic, two characters and with color and shading FOR FREE!
I'll announce it in the next journal as soon as life allows me and those five winners will have to send me their request in the notes. DO NOT SEND ME A MESSAGE.
Thank you everyone for the birthday wishes and gifts!
(Also if you are going to comment don't just write "I comment." Write something else, like how was your day and such. Or something completely random.)
Commissions are open!
Oh yeah, I did - RANT about Avril Lavigne's songA blog I follow just posted a gif from that song by Avril, called 'Girlfriend'. We all remember this, I believe, it was a big hit.Oh yeah, I did - RANT about Avril Lavigne's song3 years ago in Personal More Like This
But seriously, both song AND video are so absolutely cruel and egocentric that I can do nothing but roll my eyes when ever I see/hear it.
Avril is bitching. That's pretty much it, she's bawwwing about how she wants a dude who - that's right - already has a girlfriend.
She's his girl. He allowed her to be his girl, therefore, gee, I don't know, MAYBE he loves her! Maybe she's a really sweet and kind girl, why else would he date her?
But no, don't you dare to think that, because Avril knows what the girl is really like.
Let's see a few statements she makes during the song.
She's like so whatever
What's that supposed to mean? That she's boring?
Well, at least she's not boasting her ego through 50% of the song, while bitching about Avril in other 50%.
No. the girlfriend is so whatever, while Avril is a motherfucking princess,
The Vic Mignogna Anime Series/Character ChecklistHaha! Hey everyone! I thought it might be fun to see how many of Vic's Anime You Rangers have seen. So I made a checklist so you guys can see how many of your fellow Rangers have seen similar Series, and maybe we'll get some extra love for some less-known ones~The Vic Mignogna Anime Series/Character Checklist2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Naturally, this list is not all of Vic's roles and Series involvement, that would have cramped my arm from typing it's so long. lol!
So yeah! Go ahead and have fun! Feel free to post journals with your checklist and post the url here in the comments! Or if you want, post your whole list in the comments here! This is meant for a little fun, and cause, lists are awesome! XD
Put 1 [X] in the box next to the Series Title if you’ve seen the Anime. Put 1 [X] in the box next to the Character if you’ve seen the character introduced in the Series.
The Vic Mignogna Anime Series/Character Checklist:
[ ] Fullmetal Alchem
Ranger Activity: Edward Elric Month!! C/A/WContest ended.Ranger Activity: Edward Elric Month!! C/A/W2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Well we're a couple days early but hey, lets get ready for this super special awesome Month a bit early since we finished Ichiru Month! ^^
THIS IS GONNA BE A BIG CONTEST! Traditional and Digital Art, Cosplay, Poetry and Fiction! LETS DO OUR BEST!!
:iconLCextrordinaire: - Ed, Truth, and The Gate (contest entry) by LCextrordinaire
:iconShojo-Onigiri: - Memories...dumbed down by Shojo-Onigiri
:iconsekeedil: - The Resting Alchemist by sekeedil
:iconTimeSong426: - True Strength... by TimeSong426
:iconArkemasPride: - We Meet Again by ArkemasPride
:iconVokrin: - :thumb332426351:
:iconQueenAllyJean: - FullMetal Heart by QueenAllyJean
Featured/Todd: The Harlem Habershake ?This isn't Vic this time, it's Todd Haberkorn! XDFeatured/Todd: The Harlem Habershake ?1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Words can't describe this, you'll just have to watch.
Horses Are For Courses!With all this talk of horse meat in the news lately, it's time we take a step back and really ask ourselves all the fuss is about.Horses Are For Courses!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
History of Horse Meat
Horses are often revered as working animals, and companions. They've greatly contributed to the advancing of civilizations, from the horse-drawn war chariots of the Romans, to the Pony Express of the Old West, horses have had a significant and lasting effect on all of the civilizations that have adopted them. These faithful, hardworking animals have had a place at our side since we first domesticated them. But horses were on the menu long before we were on their backs.
Horse meat was central to our ancestors' diet and played a sacred role in rituals and customs. For example, Celtic chieftains were buried with their steeds, the Vikings' favorite meat was horse meat, and Caligula even appointed his horse as a Senator of Rome. The switch from food source to working animal can be partially attributed to Pope Gregory III in the 8th c
Animal of November: PotooAnimal of November: Potoo1 year ago in Personal More Like This
AboutScientific name: family Nyctibiidae
Common names: Potoo, Urutau, Poor-Me-Ones
Conservation status: Least Concern
Fun Facts Potoos are nocturnal, and camouflage themselves as broken tree branches during the day.
According to legend, the call of the Common Potoo is the mournful lament of a spirit in love with but separated from the spirit of the moon.
Potoos do not build nests. They lay their eggs in the nooks of branches or broken stems.
Despite their small beaks, a Potoo's mouth is huge. It helps them to catch various flying insects.
A 1996 study of the mitochondrial DNA of Potoos found a great deal of genetic divergence between the species, suggesting that these species are themselves very old. The level of divergence is the highes
The Vic Mignogna Birthday Postcard Project!Project closed, more information later to come. ~SpeedyThe Vic Mignogna Birthday Postcard Project!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
We're collecting post cards for Vic Mignogna's birthday present. So let's have as many of you guys contributing as we can. We want to show Vic some love for his big day, so we ask that you keep it a secret, and do your best with your post cards! The box is full when the box is full, so send your cards as fast as you can. Be sure to note me: :iconda-risembool-rangers: when you finish your card, so I can send you my address as I will be filling a box with Vic's cards, and we'll be sending it to him as a huge collaborative gift from all you guys!
Draw a picture for Vic, for instance one of his characters or him in Anime style, up to you as long as it’s clearly meant for Vic. (Note that this Postcard is for his Birthday) Draw either freehand and then scanned so it’s a computer file, or Digitally.